Special: Additional refresher is included for your Level Two road test.


There are thousands of reasons why A-1 Driving School should be your driving school. Satisfied customers – thousands of them.  Join our long list of satisfied clients who have successfully obtained their driver’s licence the first time. The very best way for you to start driving is with A-1 Driving School. Our highly qualified instructors have years of experience and thousands of hours of teaching beginner drivers such as yourself.

Course Schedule and Registration

Listed below are the locations along with the dates and times of our upcoming Beginner Driver Education courses. To get started complete the request form on this page. We are always adding new courses, so check back often.

NORTH BAY 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Start DateCourse Runs 
November 30, 2019November 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8
December 27, 2019December 27, 28, 29, 30
January 2, 2020January 2, 3, 4, 5
January 11, 2020January 11, 12, 18, 19

STURGEON FALLS  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start DateCourse Runs
December 27, 2019December 27, 28, 29, 30
March 16, 2020March 16, 17, 18, 19

SUNDRIDGE  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Start DateCourse Runs
 March 16, 2020March 16, 17, 18, 19

Course Fees

Service FeesNorth BayWest NipissingSundridge
Course Costs$646.02$660.17$660.17
Extra Lessons$40.00$40.00$40.00
Use of Vehicle for G1 exit Road Test*$85.00$85.00$85.00
Use of Vehicle for G2 exit Road Test*$105.00$105.00$105.00
*Includes warm-up / Prices do not include tax / Course Costs may change due to promotions or specials, so please call for details.

You can use this Beginner Driver Education form to begin our simple registration process. If you have any questions or if you would like to register by telephone please call us during regular business hours at 705-472-7800.




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Course Description

Classes (20 hours + 10-hour take-home assignment book)

You’ll begin in the classroom with 20 hours of instruction that covers topics such as:

  • defensive driving concepts
  • cooperative driving concepts
  • collision prevention
  • managing intersections
  • emergency situations and manoeuvres
  • hazard perception, recognition,  and avoidance
  • winter driving
  • inattention and distractions
  • skid prevention and control
  • driver attitude
  • ABS brakes
  • visual awareness skills
  • air bags
  • safe reversing
  • traffic laws
  • road safety

You’ll participate in discussions with other new drivers and have the opportunity to watch videos that enhance your learning experience. Best of all, you’ll leave the classroom setting with the knowledge that you’re prepared to undertake driving with confidence.

Driving (10 hours one-to-one ratio)

You’ll start your 10 hours of driving in the driver’s seat with confidence, during times that are convenient with your schedule. With seven instructors, we can easily accommodate most schedules. Your instructor will explain the fundamentals of the vehicle and the road system and discuss any concerns before you start driving. Throughout the lessons, your instructor will provide recommendations on how to best reduce the risks and further develop your driving skills based upon your individual needs to increase safety margins in weak areas. You’ll improve your driving skills leading up to the mock road test that will demonstrate how well you are prepared for the MTO road test and your continued driving career. You’ll apply all of the valuable information that you learned in-class, plus so much more.

Private Driving Lessons

Private LessonsNorth BayWest NipissingSundridge
Private Lesson (per hour)$50.00$50.00$50.00
Use of Vehicle for G1 RT*$105.00$105.00$105.00
Use of Vehicle for G2 exit Road Test*$125.00$125.00$125.00
*Includes warm-up / Prices do not include tax

After driving for a few years with a G1, I still didn’t have the confidence to take the exit road test. That’s when I signed-up for A1. In class, Gene made us feel welcome and offered thorough explanations for a variety of driving situations. In car, Sally corrected my poor driving habits constructively, and not only prepared me for my G1 exit, but for a lifetime of safe driving.

Shannon M, G1 Driver

This driving school is excellent. One of the instructors, Sally, was absolutely wonderful with both of our boys. She was patient, kind, and encouraging. Sally was also willing to receive a few phone calls from me when I had questions for her. She gave them confidence to take their tests, and both passed quite easily. Thank you, Sally, for all of your great help!

Carol, Dave, Carter, and Daelin

Thank you so much A1 for giving me the confidence to pass my G2 road test the first time. Thanks to Emerald for the great in class and an especially big thank you to Glenn for the awesome in car lessons.

Tina Hall